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A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

 

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.
 

The Secretariat hands over the signed BRS Geneva Gender Parity Pledge to Mr. Michael Moller, UNOG Director General.

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

 

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

Abusive emails

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

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The Netherlands: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention, for a Life with Less Waste

The Netherlands: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention, for a Life with Less Waste

The BRS Secretariat congratulates the Netherlands, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of entry-into-force of the Basel Convention.

The Netherlands: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention, for a Life with Less Waste

The Netherlands: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention, for a Life with Less Waste
 
Preparations for Basel Convention COP-14 underway

Preparations for Basel Convention COP-14 underway

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention met from 19 to 20 June 2018 in Geneva, to discuss preparations for the BC COP-14 in 2019.

Preparations for Basel Convention COP-14 underway

Preparations for Basel Convention COP-14 underway
 
BRS Executive Secretary conducts live interview at The GEF Assembly, Danang, Viet Nam

BRS Executive Secretary conducts live interview at The GEF Assembly, Danang, Viet Nam

Join Rolph Payet at 1000 Central European Time today for insights as to how the sound management of chemicals and wastes contributes to a clean planet and healthy people.

BRS Executive Secretary conducts live interview at The GEF Assembly, Danang, Viet Nam

BRS Executive Secretary conducts live interview at The GEF Assembly, Danang, Viet Nam
 
Single-use plastics again the focus of international attention

Single-use plastics again the focus of international attention

July 3rd is International Plastic Bag Free Day as organisations worldwide keep marine litter at the top of the global agenda.

Single-use plastics again the focus of international attention

Single-use plastics again the focus of international attention

 

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Tanzania: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention, for a Life with Less Waste

The BRS Secretariat congratulates the United Republic of Tanzania, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of entry-into-force of the Basel Convention.

Tanzania: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention, for a Life with Less Waste

Tanzania: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention, for a Life with Less Waste
 
Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

Now online: Secretariat report on the implementation of the programmes of work & budgets of the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions for the biennium 2016-2017


Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

 

Photos of World Environment Day in Geneva, now online

Visit the BRS photo gallery to see how stakeholders came together to Beat Plastic Pollution


Photos of World Environment Day in Geneva, now online

Photos of World Environment Day in Geneva, now online

 

How do the Basel and Stockholm conventions relate to marine litter and plastic pollution?

As part of the Geneva World Environment Day 2018 events in Geneva, Abiola Olanipekun describes how the chemicals and wastes conventions contribute to global efforts to Beat Plastic Pollution.

How do the Basel and Stockholm conventions relate to marine litter and plastic pollution?

How do the Basel and Stockholm conventions relate to marine litter and plastic pollution?
 
To mark World Environment Day, BRS co-hosts event on plastics solutions and innovations

Entrepreneurs and explorers come together to Beat Plastic Pollution, in the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, Tuesday 5th June. To register: goo.gl/Cu5nNH.

To mark World Environment Day, BRS co-hosts event on plastics solutions and innovations

To mark World Environment Day, BRS co-hosts event on plastics solutions and innovations
 
BRS Secretariat contributes to key marine litter meeting in Nairobi

At the 1st meeting of the Ad-Hoc Expert Working Group, Carlos Martin-Novella sets out possible options under the Basel Convention for addressing this key issue.

BRS Secretariat contributes to key marine litter meeting in Nairobi

BRS Secretariat contributes to key marine litter meeting in Nairobi
 
Ecuador: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention for a Life with Less Waste

The BRS Secretariat congratulates Ecuador on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of entry-into-force of the Basel Convention.

Ecuador: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention for a Life with Less Waste

Ecuador: celebrating 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention for a Life with Less Waste
 
ENFORCE: Illegal traffic experts meet in Geneva

The 3rd Meeting of the Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic (ENFORCE) takes place 15 to 16 May, with funding support from Norway.

ENFORCE: Illegal traffic experts meet in Geneva

ENFORCE: Illegal traffic experts meet in Geneva
 
Read Rolph Payet’s keynote speech at the opening of the Guatemala Bonn Challenge 2018

At the Guatemala Bonn Challenge, BRS Executive Secretary stresses importance of sound management of chemicals and waste and its interconnectivity with climate change.

Read Rolph Payet’s keynote speech at the opening of the Guatemala Bonn Challenge 2018

Read Rolph Payet’s keynote speech at the opening of the Guatemala Bonn Challenge 2018

 

BRS contributes to Global Soils Symposium in Rome
The life-cycle approach to chemicals and waste is a key element to protecting soils from pollution.

BRS contributes to Global Soils Symposium in Rome

BRS contributes to Global Soils Symposium in Rome

 

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